Utah has the Division of Professional Licensing that creates regulations for beauty experts. Each regulated beauty service must have formal training or apprenticeships done in any licensed college or program.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Utah, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Utah, USA


Barbers must complete 1,000 training hours or 1,250 apprenticeship hours. Applicants also have the option to get the cosmetologist/barber license that allows them to offer barbering, basic esthetics and nail technology. The curriculum for this license requires 1,600 training hours or 2,500 apprenticeship hours.

Waxing Technician / Lash Technician / Facialist / Makeup Artist

These services are under the basic esthetics license. Applicants should finish 600 training hours or 800 apprenticeship hours. Waxing, lash services and makeup artistry can also be learned in the cosmetologist/barber license.


Hairstylists are expected to get a hair design license, which requires 1,200 training hours or 1,600 apprenticeship hours..

Nail Technician

Nail techs should finish 300 training hours or 375 apprenticeship hours to take the licensure test.

Detailed definitions for the different licenses and other terminologies in beauty are available here:


Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are required to complete 600 training hours or 1,000 apprenticeship hours in not less than 1 year. They must pass the MBLEx and a jurisprudence test.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Utah, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

Utah doesn’t have regulations for spray tanning licensing yet. But aspirants are highly encouraged to train and get skilled in the industry. Online and in-person certifications are available locally or internationally.